I have always enjoyed a good deadline. It makes me push myself beyond any limitations to get something accomplished. It would be so much easier to simply stop procrastinating and do whatever it is that I am wanting and needing to do instead of waiting until the last possible moment to throw myself into a frenzy and get it done.
A new year gives me a comfortable place to settle and reflect on what I have accomplished and what I still hope to do within my lifetime. It also affords a second chance for me to actually take steps forward in achieving these goals. I tend to think that I am not the only artist that feels this way. Here it is the 8th of January and I am just now getting around to addressing the idea of creating intentions for the new year.
I create a list of intentions every year. It's something I find helps to keep me focused on the big picture. I also refer to it at various times throughout the year to make sure I am staying somewhat on the track. There are plenty of times I completely fall off the track and tumble haphazardly down a steep, slippery slope. This list helps me determine what it is I want to create in my life, how to pursue it and make those goals a priority in my everyday life.
I'm sharing a list of 12 things for creatives that want to make a commitment to themselves to being an artist. It's important to understand that you do have something important to say and to share through your art. It's time for you to believe in yourself as an artist and commit to creating art that resonates from deep within yourself. Ask yourself if you have dug deep enough into your psyche to convey your message. Are you being honest with yourself in your art? That connection that you seek by sharing your art comes from your heart. The art you create must be honest to the vision you hold within you.
12 Goals for Artists in 2019
1 – Set aside a time each day for creating and be accountable
2 –Create and maintain a positive art space
3 – Share your intention with friends as well as results
4 – Finding Your Vision and Voice
5 – Seek out other artists within your community
6 – Experiment and learn new techniques
7 – Improve/Practice and update your skills
8 – Build a cohesive body of work
9 – Focus on exhibition possibilities
10- Placing value on yourself as an artist and on your art
11- Promote yourself as an artist
12- Believe in yourself
Should you find yourself wanting assistance in determining and/or pursuing your goals for this new year; I am offering a discounted rate during the month of January for Creativity Coaching. Send me a note and let's get started.